Kenya classroom collapse kills 7 children, at least 57 injured
23 September 2019 | 11:44 am
Seven children were killed and at least 57 injured on Monday when a classroom collapsed in Kenya's capital Nairobi, officials said. Kenyatta National Hospital later said on Twitter 64 students had been sent to the hospital.
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